It all depends on what you mean by “Open”, Minister In August 2011 Cabinet Office launched a new consultation Making Open Data Real (MODR) and the accompanying publicity all seemed good. We were particularly impressed by the intent expressed by… Continue Reading
When I read that Cabinet Office is about to publish yet another action plan I find myself wondering if I either fail to understand the meaning of tthe word “action” or there is a joke I am missing. Possibly this… Continue Reading
Silver lining: how the cloud is transforming government IT Wednesday 12 October 2011, London We will be presenting at the inaugural Huddle government cloud conference
Open Source Software Meets Open Source Hardware Monday 17 October 2011, London Introducing the OpenRISC 1000 project, focusing particularly on the role of open source software. Involving hardware leads to some interesting open source licensing problems, which will be addressed… Continue Reading
While watching the UK Government prevaricate over what is an open standard and what to do about it all, we missed something far more interesting from the USA.
All over the tech press we can read articles about proposals for the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. A couple of days ago in The Register we saw: Microsoft wants firmware to only start authorised OSes If the draft for UEFI… Continue Reading
So, I’ve started the week by (obviously…) listening to BBC Radio 4’s “Start The Week” in which Andrew Marr: talks to the journalist Misha Glenny about the murky world of internet crime, as the cybercops pit their wits against the… Continue Reading
For those of you new to all this, we need to go back to the era of the Office of the e-envoy (source of the apparently forgotten first iteration of the government opensource action plan way back in 2002) In… Continue Reading
Government and Open Standards are back in the news where we were quoted: The Cabinet Office is supposed to be the strategic arm of government, but it needs an overarching strategy on open standards if open source is to work.… Continue Reading
> Tuesday, 27 September 2011 Edinburgh We will be presenting at Cloud Computing: Enabling Change taking place at Our Dynamic Earth.